Canni Manis = Ganja Nail Art

The #NailArt that shows off your marijuana appreciation (don’t take a plane with it because it elegantly turns you into a drug smuggler)

Ganja_nails_01

Ganja_nails_14

Ganja_nails_02

Ganja_nails_03

Ganja_nails_04

Ganja_nails_05

Ganja_nails_06

Ganja_nails_07

Ganja_nails_08

Ganja_nails_09

Ganja_nails_10

Ganja_nails_11

Ganja_nails_12

Ganja_nails_13

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on February 22, 2017 at 10:47 am, filed under Craftsmanship, Eco funk, Emancipation, Fashion, Ghetto gold, Glam Chaos, Natural, Styling, Trending. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Pinar&Viola x Print All Over Me NYC Exhibition

As part of New York textile Month, we made a collaboration with the super fun Print All Over Me from New York! We gave them our Healing Prints and they made items where you can spread healing in your everyday life. Sweatshirts, tablecloths, tote bags, clutches, with our prints varying from Mother Earth to Sexual Healing, Emancipation of Flowers to Silent Print. Last week, June 24th marked the celebration of our collaboration. The New Yorker boutique, Coming Soon in Lower East side hosted our opening, where we set up a healing oasis! Our Healing Prints that you can order on POAM’s website, were presented alongside with 2 teepees and peace flags, cushions and curtains which created an ambiance of zen and tranquility. An aestheticised oasis in the midst of our metropolic hectic lives. Thank you everyone who were there to celebrate it with us. The exhibition is open for a week more.

The scenography of our exhibition was designed by Haddock Studio, and the VR Oasis in the installation is made  by James Orlando.

pvpoam-1 pvpoam-2 pvpoam-2b pvpoam-3 pvpoam-4 pvpoam-5 pvpoam-6

pvpoam-7  pvpoam-9

pv-poam-website-1 pv-poam-website-5 pv-poam-website-4 pv-poam-website-3 pv-poam-website-2

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 27, 2016 at 9:27 am, filed under Art, Craftsmanship, digital craft, Ecstatic Surface Design, Exhibition, Lifestyle, Pinar&Viola, Prints and Patterns, Styling, Surface Collection, Vernissage, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

#HeelConcept SpringSummer15

#heelconcept01

#heelconcept02

#heelconcept03

#heelconcept14

#heelconcept04

#heelconcept05

#heelconcept06

#heelconcept07

#heelconcept08

#heelconcept09

#heelconcept10

#heelconcept11

#heelconcept12

#heelconcept13

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on February 5, 2015 at 10:18 am, filed under Dematerialization, Digitalization, Fashion, Fetish, Glam Chaos, Internet, Lifestyle, Styling, Subculture, Trending. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Sportive & Unisexy

Humor is the best excuse for men to travesty themselves without any taboo nor shame. This new trend shows how easy it can be to dress original. It only takes two steps to turn your sport clothes into a dress. This is some comical, gender-free, fashion inspiration for everyone:

shortsintodresses_01

shortsintodresses_02

shortsintodresses_04

shortsintodresses_05

shortsintodresses_06

shortsintodresses_07

shortsintodresses_08

shortsintodresses_09

shortsintodresses_10

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 20, 2013 at 10:12 am, filed under Craftsmanship, Fashion, Folk, Gender, Selfies, Styling, Trending, Uncategorized. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

This is how we will look in a millennia xx P&V

We have always been told that we cannot bring our earthly possessions to the afterworld. Not true! The most fabulous ancient skeletons are discovered. Encrusted with precious stones dating from the Roman Catacombs of the eighteenth century, these lavishly decorated skeletons makes us want to invest in precious jewels more than ever. Found and photographed by historian Paul Koudounaris, these images will be featured in his new book, Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs.

Screen Shot 2013-09-13 at 1.34.27 PM
jewelledskeletons_02
jewelledskeletons_01
jewelledskeletons_03
jewelledskeletons_04
jewelledskeletons_05
jewelledskeletons_06
jewelledskeletons_07

All photos by Paul Koudounaris.
This blogpost is made possible thanks to Jodi Banfield

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 13, 2013 at 11:33 am, filed under Craftsmanship, Decadence, Lifestyle, Other ecstatics, Styling, Things 'n Flings, Various, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Buzzing Rare Editions

Everyone knows about the contemporary bee drama. The media is speculating frenzy about collapsing bee colonies and their increasing extermination. Apparently it concerns all of us since bees are responsible for pollinating a third of our food.

Societal concerns about bees seem to lead to the rise of the bee as a cultural trend. The little buzzers is popping up everywhere from new beauty products, home decoration trends, aerodynamic beehive designs, fashion styles, hippie ice-cream flavors to the rage of hot urban beekeepers.

Our addition to the bee buzz is this tip to turn a Bee Beard in an exclusive, fashionable eccentric look. When bees are scarce, they can dethrone the most luxurious accessories. Scroll down to Get The Look. Stir up the flora in your town while looking stunning!

bee_beards_01

bee_beards_02

bee_beards_03

bee_beards_04

bee_beards_05

bee_beards_06

bee_beards_07

Step 1) Prepare the bees. We find a small, friendly colony and move it during a high flight time to a different apiary site. The foragers cannot find their way to the colony and the colony is left with primarily younger bees. After about 24 hours, we locate the queen and put her in a cage. Next, we shake about 3 lbs of bees from the colony into a package, focusing on the bees from combs with brood.  Then we add the queen, feed the bees with a can of sugar syrup, and put them in a cool, dark location for at least 24 hours. We spray the bees periodically with sugar syrup. Well fed bees are less likely to sting, so we keep them fat and happy.
Step 2) Prepare the person. I put vaseline under my eyes and on lips to prevent the bees from crawling there too much. I put cotton in my ears and up my nose to prevent bees from crawling in. I sometimes tape down my collar and sleeves, and tuck my shirt into my pants and tuck my pants into my socks. It isn’t a good look, but it prevents the bees from getting into my clothing.
Step 3) Add bees. We spray the bees with sugar syrup one last time, then open the package and remove the queen and attach a string to her cage. I sit down in a chair, then an assistant ties the queen around my head, so the queen rests under my chin. I hold a lunch tray against my belly and my assistant dumps the bees onto the tray. The bees will smell the queen, crawl up to her and gather there. The bee feet feel strange and electric as they grip the skin on my face and neck. The cling to each other and hang down like a beard. The bees will “think” they are in a swarm, so they should not be defensive.
Step 4) Remove bees. When I am are ready to get them off, I first remove the queen and place her where I want her to be: either back in the package, or on the next person in line. To remove the majority of the bees, I stand over where I want to bees to go and jump down hard, jarring the bees off. The rest are removed with a soft brush. I let the package sit for a few hours, and after the bees have fully gathered I put the bees and queen back into their old colony.

The original tutorial is taken from beeinformed.org.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 5, 2013 at 8:15 am, filed under Craftsmanship, Creatures, Fashion, Fetish, Folk, Lifestyle, Styling, Sustainability, Trending. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Gothic belly dance

gothic_belly_dance_10

gothic_belly_dance_01

gothic_belly_dance_02

gothic_belly_dance_03

gothic_belly_dance_04

gothic_belly_dance_05

gothic_belly_dance_06

gothic_belly_dance_07

gothic_belly_dance_08

gothic_belly_dance_09

These images are taken from the gothic_belly_dance instagram account.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm, filed under Craftsmanship, Fashion, Folk, Other ecstatics, Queer, Styling, Subculture, Uncategorized, Various. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Fake scene boosting hope

A struggling town bought itself new hope by painting fake scenes on its walls

fakesceneboostinghope_01

Man walks his dog past a hoarding around a building site, which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast

Boy rides his bicycle past an empty house, which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast

Man walks past an empty shop, which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast

Family walks past an empty building, which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast

A detail of an artwork is seen in the window of a empty shop in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast

People stand next to an empty building which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast

A bakery, a bookmaker and a barber have recently appeared in a village in Northern Ireland. But you cannot enter any of them. In a bid to bring in tourists, the town of Bushmills, famous for the whiskey that was first distilled there 400 years ago, has painted over a dozen abandoned storefronts and houses.

There are windows and doors with people looking out, a bakery with an appetizing selection of bread and cakes, and a traditional cobbler, where a man in a flat cap can be seen mending shoes.

It’s not the first time Northern Ireland has tried this. A similar attempt to doll up villages in county Fermanagh so that visiting G8 leaders wouldn’t see how woeful the region looked drew anger and derision; “cosmetic surgery for serious wounds,” one local resident said. But in Bushmills, local residents raised their own funds to add to government money, and the project’s been a success, a local councillor told Reuters; two of the painted stores have already found new owners.

The original article is taken from qz.com. All photos by Cathal McNaught for Reuters.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 2, 2013 at 7:09 am, filed under Craftsmanship, Folk, Other ecstatics, Styling, Things 'n Flings, Various, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

♥Fab Pink Allies♥ Outfit inspiration

In the streets of Amsterdam, during Gay Pride 2013, we photographed these fabulous lady-like allies. They’re dressed with style in ton sur ton pink. While we recovered from the pride, we digitally crafted with some photo apps, the ladies’ outfits for Gay Pride 2014. We can’t wait for next year!

gaypride_01 gaypride_02 gaypride_03 gaypride_04

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on August 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm, filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Lifestyle, Persona, Photography, Pinar&Viola, Queer, Styling, Subculture. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Virgin Branson cosplay wedding

Following Sir Richard Branson’s son Sam and Isabella Branson’s engagement party in South Africa as a gold lion and lioness, the happy couple has chosen the ‘Enchanted Forest’ theme for their wedding party. Prangsta, a costumier in London has dressed the golden list of guests like Prince Harry as a Ginger Fox, Princess Eugenie as a fairy, Sir Richard Branson as Robin Hood and Prangsta stalwart Rob da Bank as a bumblebee. No wonder Hello Magazine  declared on their front cover, the ‘Fancy Dress Party of the Year’!

enchanted-forest-wedding-1 enchanted-forest-wedding-2 enchanted-forest-wedding-3 enchanted-forest-wedding-4 enchanted-forest-wedding-5 enchanted-forest-wedding-6 enchanted-forest-wedding-7 enchanted-forest-wedding-8 enchanted-forest-wedding-9 enchanted-forest-wedding-11 enchanted-forest-wedding-12 enchanted-forest-wedding-10 enchanted-forest-wedding-13

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on July 20, 2013 at 10:19 am, filed under Dematerialization, Fashion, Glam Chaos, Lifestyle, Other ecstatics, Styling, Things 'n Flings, Various. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Rap Game Picasso

Following the artworks series we make for the NYC based magazine BULLETT, we lately illustrated the interview of rapper Riff Raff.

We were inspired by his biggest dream of swimming in a spaghetti meatball. We dared ourselves to make a surface that even Riff Raff would look minimalist next to his version of Pinar&Viola. He called it Rap Game Picasso, the ultimate work title given to us so far.

Riff_Raff_Bullett-blog-size

Screen Shot 2013-07-20 at 1.17.39 AM

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on at 10:00 am, filed under Decadence, Digitalization, Music, Other ecstatics, Persona, Pinar&Viola, Published, Styling, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Square ’em all

A selection of app logos which tried hard to fit it all in a square

Now, everyone who owns an iphone or any smart phone are just spoiled with all the smartness of the apps that is contained within. There is an app for almost everything, be it photo filters, music scanner, e-book, recipes, newspapers from all over the world, games, texting, video calls, fitness program and so on. However, have you noticed? The tiny little logos that fill up the walls of your mobile phones are squares with rounded corners? Can you imagine how much devotion has been put into turning all sorts of subjects, objects or activities into these little symbols? Even the fundamentally rounded basketball is transformed into a litte square. How much further can we go?

applogo12 applogo13 applogo14 applogo09 applogo04 applogo16 applogo15 applogo01 applogo10 applogo02 applogo20 applogo17 applogo11 applogo05 applogo07 applogo06 applogo19 applogo03 applogo08 applogo18 applogo21

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on July 1, 2013 at 11:52 am, filed under Dematerialization, Digitalization, Internet, Lifestyle, Research, Styling, Various. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

« Previous Entries